I'll bet that more than a few here built plastic model airplanes back in the '50s, -60s, and '70s--Airfix, french, Aurora, Monogram, Revell, Hawk, Lindberg, etc. I'll bet some even built hot rod, racer, and custom cars by AMT, MPC, and Revell, too.
Today's kits are infinitely better (and astronomically more expensive) than those of our youth, but the old plastic still has nostalgic charm and appeal that no modern Tamiyagawa kit can match. Believe it or not, there's still a lot of interest in building the "old stuff" just for fun.
I started a whole site/forum dedicated to Retro & Nostalgia Scale Modeling. About the only rule is all kits have to have been on the market before 1981. Reissues, reboxings, and descendants of original pre-'81 kits are welcome, too. Original 50-year-old child-built "glue bombs" are just as welcome as a current, clean build of a Retro kit using "adult" tools and modern techniques.
If this kind of thing sounds interesting to you, please drop by and browse. All models are categorized by general subject matter so it's easy to find what you want to see. And you're invited to join and participate if the mood strikes you, as well. It's a very non-judgmental, non-competitive, non-argumentative atmosphere and we try to stay strictly on-topic. http://retroscalemodeling.lefora.com/
I hope to see some of you there!
ETA: I just notice that the board auto-censored the brand name of a popular old English model airplane company into "french." If you know/remember that actual brand name, you're probably a good candidate for Retro membership.